Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,916,975

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,916,975

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Be The Match Foundation MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children in Conflict Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bank Street College of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Garden Montessori School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mei Fong and Associates CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,154,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,635,300

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13110 records found.